What did people do at your last party? Mingle in their little groups? Hang out around the guacamole bowl? Play charades?
Was it memorable? Did it bring people together? Are they still talking about it today?
But when you introduce sing alongs, any party becomes a chance to make memories. People come together. They relax. They laugh. And they sing their heart's out.
Let's explore the 15 best sing along songs for the piano.
1. Hey Jude - Beatles
Hey Jude by Paul McCartney is appreciated for its mellow tone and hopeful outlook. It began as a song of comfort for a person very close to Paul, named "Julian".
Julian, also known as Jules, was just 5 years old when his parents John Lennon and Cynthia got a divorce.
Out of this tragedy and sweet sentiment came one of the most beautiful and well-known songs of all time. This makes it one of the best sing along songs for your next party.
2. American Pie - Don McLean
This many versed ballad was a tribute to the memory of Buddy Holly, a famous singer and songwriter who was lost tragically in a plane crash.
The song contains many cryptic mentions of performers who we lost too soon like Janis Joplin and Elvis as well as events that changed the world like the 60's peace marches.
Regardless of whether everyone gets the references, when the song starts, it's impossible not to sing along.
3. With or Without You - U2
Bono wrote this song to represent the complexity and contradictions in real-world relationships including those with:
- Significant others
- A higher power
It's passionate and lamenting chorus makes it one of the best sing along songs for the piano you'll find.
4. Halo - Beyonce
On a much lighter note, this song describes how absolutely divine love can be. Everyone can get behind that sentiment.
The song was re-worked for Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief in 2010.
5. Have a Little Help from My Friends - Joe Cocker
This theme song from the TV show "The Wonder Years" will have everyone in the room hugging, singing and reminiscing in no time.
This is one of the best sing along songs for reunions or bringing friends together.
6. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard
Even if you're not from Alabama, or the US for that matter, everyone loves this catchy tune that celebrates being proud of where you're from.
Add this one to your list of sing along songs for your next party.
7. Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson
And we add another inspirational song to our list of best sing along songs for piano.
This song about personal growth and being the change you want to see in the world is perfect for any crowd that wants to make a difference.
8. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Yet another multi-versed ballad joins the list.
The true meaning of this song is a mystery. But the quick change in tempo between verses and strange chants are just part of the fun that this song will bring your party.
9. Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sweet Caroline wasn't written for Caroline at all. Neil's wife at the time was Marcia.
While some speculated that Caroline was another woman, Neil says that the song is a tribute to Marcia, whose name didn't work in the song because it only had 2 syllables.
So like so many artists do, he used some poetic license to create one of the most memorable and best sing along songs for piano.
10. Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
This song's story of hardships and just trying to get by was based on a real life of Desmond Child who co-wrote the song with Bon Jovi.
It struck a chord with working class youth at the time and continues to inspire people today.
As partygoers bellow out the chorus with passion, you'll know you picked the right piano sing along song.
11. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns and Roses
This song began as a poem that Axl Rose had written for his wife.
It's one of the most covered songs in recent history with versions including a Jazz version sung by Swedish singer, Victoria Bergsman and on by the soulful singer-storyteller, Sheryl Crow.
12. Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
Bryan was only 9 years old in '69, although he claims to have been 21 in the lyrics.
He'll tell you that the song is about looking back at the joys of summertime and making love.
Yet another great nostalgia song, you'll want to include this one at your next party.
13. Dancing Queen - Abba
One of 14 songs by Abba to earn the coveted #1 spot on the US top 40, Dancing Queen is a disco dancing favorite and the first big Europop hit.
14. Firework - Kati Perry
It's been used to help raise money for Autism research and has become an anthem for those looking to make a difference in the world.
This inspirational song about leaving your mark on the world will inspire the whole room to sing along.
15. End of the World - Great Big Sea
Great Big Sea covered R.E.M's End of the World as We Know It (and I feel fine).
On Dec 21, 2012, the day that many thought the Mayans had predicted the world would end, a Calgary radio station played the song 156 times in a row to celebrate the end.
This overly-optimistic apocalypse song has enough tongue-twisters to have your guests making most of it up as they go.
But that catchy chorus unites everyone into a common theme.
The Best Sing Along Songs Make the PartyPut away the board games. Whether the party's for business networking, a class reunion or just for friends, it can be the best party ever with the best sing along songs for the piano.
Bring everyone in the room together. And become the talk of the town (social media) for years to come.
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